Jammu twins join YUVIKA, witness Chandrayan-2 before launch

Twins-Swapnila Acharya and Swapnil Acharya along with their mother Samrishtha Acharya.
Twins-Swapnila Acharya and Swapnil Acharya along with their mother Samrishtha Acharya.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, July 14: Twin brother-sister from Jammu, Swapnila Acharya and Swapnil Acharya, both school goers were selected for ISRO’s Young Scientist programme during which they got chance to visit various laboratories of Chandrayan-2 and interact with scientists there few days back.
They were also taken to satellite launch base.
As Chandrayan-2 is all set to take flight, duo have decided to stay glued to TV sets to witness history in making.
Duo recall every bit of interaction they had with ISRO scientists – who are brain behind Chandrayan-2.
”We were curious to know about challenges they faced in making of Chandrayan-2. How it will help India in taking giant leap in space related programmes and so on,” recalls Swapnila.
These students of 10th were among 110 school students from all over the country who managed to qualify for ISRO’s programme.
”This programme has widened my horizon and added to my knowledge about Space,” Swapnil said.
It is pertinent to mention here that Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched a special programme for school children called Young Scientist Programme ‘Yuval Vigyan Karyakram’ YUVIKA 2019, in tune with Modi Government’s vision ‘Jai Vigyan, Jai Anusandhan’.
During their programme they were taken to Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) also known as Sriharikota Range (SHAR), where from Chandrayan-2 will be launched.
At Sriharikota they have the opportunity to interact with ISRO Chairman, Dr. K Sivan.
“When we saw real GSLV Mk III rocket, the launch vehicle of Chandrayan-2 It was so huge and was beyond our imagination,” recounts Swapnil.